26 Facts About Me for My 26th Birthday

Today is my 26th birthday! I'll admit I'm not much of a "birthday person", I've kept the celebrations pretty low key since I've been out of school. But it is always fun to get a blog post together for it every year. I've seen a lot of other bloggers reflect on their new age and how they have changed since the last one. But I pretty much just did all of that last week for New Year's....so scroll down for 26 facts about me for my 26th year!

Photos by Deeana Kourtney Photography

Chicwish dress c/o | Sam Edelman heels | Similar Loren Hope earrings | White House Black Market shoe clips | Similar glitter clutch | Prada sunglasses

1. This is likely a pretty well known fact around here, but I trained in classical ballet for 18 years.
2. I entered college as a dance major, but finished with an Arts Management degree.
3. I also graduated college a semester early, saving myself from another winter in Erie, PA.
4. My least favorite subjects in school were math and science.
5. I was really in to photography in high school, which I think lead me to start blogging.
6. My blog first started on tumblr while I was in high school (2012). Shoutout to those of you who have been reading since then!
7. I don't mention it often here, but I'm catholic and I always attended catholic school.
8. Going off of that, I met TJ through church. Well, that's the short form of the story. The full story is for another post...
9. I have 1 sibling, a brother that is 3 years younger than me.
10. I didn't pay much attention to sports growing up, but have started to like watching football (both college and NFL) over the last few years.
11. A fact that typically surprises people about me is that I'm a fan of rap music.
12. My favorite shows to rewatch on Netflix are Portlandia and Parks and Recreation.
13. I need at least 1 cup of coffee to get through the day, but usually just 1.
14. I've always kept a messy room/apartment. I'm mostly just really bad at keeping my clothes organized.
15. I've always been a night owl, and I don't think I could ever change that.
16. I tend to eat the same foods everyday for a long time before growing tired of them. But I think that is because I always was (and still kind of am) a picky eater.
17. I didn't like any form of exercise outside of a dance class until after college. In gym class growing up, I used to practice my turns on the sidelines.
18. I only wear gold toned jewelry, and do not like to mix metals.
19. I'm short, but I prefer wedges in the summer or ankle boots in the winter to heels most of the time.
19. I grew up with dogs and I don't have my own dog now, but I would love to have a corgi one day.
20. I've gotten in to consistently cooking and eating healthier over the last year.
21. I never liked beer until I moved to Charlotte, but all of the breweries in town changed that. Mostly with the beers that don't really taste like beer, especially the coffee stouts!
22. I took French through high school, and our class took a trip to Paris and the Northeast of France the summer before my senior year.
23. My favorite season is summer, but I always need lots of sunscreen.
24. I always listen to podcasts while I drive, some of my favorites include: How I Built This, The Glossy Podcast, Bad on Paper, Office Ladies, and Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend.
25. I rarely ever have my nails unpainted, and I almost always do them myself.
26. I'm celebrating my birthday today, but my dad's birthday was yesterday. So we always have a double celebration!

Thanks for reading!


  1. The most beautiful birthday dress!! Hope today is the start of a great new year!!


  2. Happy belated birthday, Cara! Love this outfit on you & learning a bit more about you!